Gifts for Every Occasion: Custom Boxes by Lily & Grey

Weddings come with so many events- bridal showers, bachelorette parties, wedding showers, and the list goes on! Whether your a bride, bridesmaids, or just looking for a nice gift, check out our guide to choosing the perfect gift for each occasion! 10% of the profits of these boxes will be donated to Once Upon a Wedding. Not to mention we have a SPECIAL TREAT FOR ALL OF YOU- use the code SS10 for 10% of your order!!! Head on over to Lily and Grey because you won't want to miss out! 

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2018 Spring Wedding Trends

2018 is finally here and underneath all these sweaters and scarves, I am already dreaming of the days when we can shed our layers and celebrate the vibrant vibes of spring! With the upcoming spring season, you can expect to see a few old trends sticking around and some fun new trends popping up- like copper metallic accents, hanging floral installations, and floods of color! 

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Featured: Classic Meets Modern on Swooned

We are still swooning over this end of summer Southern shoot! Every detail was dripping with southern charm creating a sophisticated affair. A timeless silver tablescape was accented with pops of blue and a low lush floral arrangement. Mint Juleps served on a natural wood bar were the perfect charming refreshment for this summer soiree. And not to mention, the white wood barn was abundant in natural light, creating the most stunning backdrop for this southern couple. See the full feature on Swooned

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Unique Fall Wedding Ideas

Now that it is finally October, we can fully embrace the pumpkin spice lattes and chunky sweaters without guilt! With the leaves falling and the weather cooling down, it has brought a spark of inspiration my way so I am sharing some unique ways to incorporate fall into your big day! (along with lots of seasonal puns.) 

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Special Event Recap: Savvy Giving by Design x Sistered States

As a small business owner, it is so important to get involved with charities and to give back to a community. Lucky for me, my very own sweet mama started a nonprofit organization that has allowed me an avenue to share my time and my extra lovin' towards a very deserving group of people. Savvy Giving by Design is a nonprofit organization that makes over the rooms of not only children facing life threatening illnesses, but also their siblings- giving the entire family a ray of sunshine through a dark time. 

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Gifts for your Gals: Fun and Alternative Bridesmaids Gifts

Your bridesmaids are the girls who will give up an entire weekend to make sure you look pretty and to hold your dress when you pee… So you better believe they deserve a kick-ass gift! If you want to avoid the generic “bridesmaids/bride tribe/I-do crew” t-shirt that will inevitably end up in their pile of sleep shirts, here are some gifts that are sure to make your bridezilla moments worth it

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Vendor Highlight: R Love Floral

R Love Floral was an easy choice for this week's Vendor Highlight Series, and it is not hard to see why! R Love was started in 2010 by Raquel and has blossomed (excuse the flower pun) ever since. Raquel has always had a passion for flowers and starting her own business, even designing flower arrangements from her mother's garden when she was younger. She has grown R Love into the amazingly unique and stylish business it is now! Take a look

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The Deal Behind First Look Photos

Everyone who has ever been in a wedding, attended a wedding, or has ever watched a wedding in a movie could tell you this one- It's bad luck for a groom to see his bride in her wedding dress before the wedding. Some perceive this as a romantic gesture, while others see it as a superstition. However, the origin of this tradition has almost nothing to do with romantic gestures or superstitions.

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Vendor Highlight: Jessica Gold Photography

Jessica Blass, the amazing girl boss behind Jessica Gold Photography, has been photographing weddings for the past five years and is also one of my favorite photographers to work with! Not only does Jessica have an amazing eye for capturing the perfect lighting in all your special moments, but she is exactly the kind of fun and outgoing person you want beside you throughout your big day!

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Two States, One Aesthetic: How Sistered States Started

The inception of Sistered States as the name of my event business came from my Californian childhood and my Texas adulthood. I was born and raised in sunny San Diego and spent my youth down by the beach and out in the sun. I made my eastern migration to Texas for college and fell in love with football games and southern hospitality. When I created my business, I wanted a name that represented me- my past, my present, my future. 

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